Super Plus Fly Repellent with Avocado Coat Conditioner GEL
We are delighted that our top selling Super Plus Fly Repellent has just
been voted 'Best In Test' by Horse Magazine in the July 2014 issue, for
the second year in a row. Scoring 5 out of 5 stars.
In 2011 Super Plus Fly Repellent was voted "Gear Award Winner" by Your
Horse Magazine in the Big Test For Fly Repellents. 19 fly repellents
tested for Ease of Use, Effectiveness & Value for Money.
Plus Fly Repellent scored 30/30. Ease of use: 10/10, Effectiveness:
10/10 Value for Money: 10/10.
'Our winner for this test goes to Barrier Animal Healthcare for its
Super Plus Fly Repellent – our tester couldn't fault it. An extremely
rare maximum score for this product, which is both economical and
Tried and trusted by thousands Super Plus Fly
Repellent has always been the 'No 1' selling product of it's kind to
deter all those nasty flying insects, and most importantly, where Super
Plus has been sprayed, it protects against and calms the effects of
midge bites. Where irritation is a problem Super Plus Fly Repellent will
help stop the need to rub and soothe sore areas.
We are all aware
of the changing patterns in our climate, that appear to be bringing
longer periods of warm, damp weather – ideal conditions for bugs to
thrive. Bearing this in mind we are constantly looking for ways to
improve our formulations in order to keep our products the most
effective and best value for money on the market, whilst at the same
time ensuring that they are totally safe and kind to the animal, user
themselves and to the environment.
Uses: Super Plus Fly Repellent is your best form
of defence against air borne attack. Designed to deter all those nasty
flying insects such as MIDGES, BOTS, HORSE FLIES, BLACK FLIES, FACE
FLIES, STABLE FLIES AND BLACK FLIES on horses and ponies by direct
application, whilst calming and soothing the effects of midge bite. Our
strong formulation with incredible staying power is ready to fight even
larger, blood sucking and repellent resistant bugs, ensuring it is your
only choice to help your horse live comfortably and happily in a bug
free environment. 'STRONG – LONG LASTING – STOPS THE NEED TO RUB – KIND
WITH SENSITIVE HORSES IN MIND.'
BEST IN TEST WINNER – HORSE MAGAZINE (See it in the July 2014
Issue, Page 109) Super Plus Fly Repellent: BEST IN TEST –
'I found this spray to work well. After applying it, I didn't see any
flies on my horse or any bites on her. It is easy to apply, as a mist or
a jet, and I like the trigger spray, which has an 'off' setting to avoid
'I had to use quite a bit to get an even coverage, but the
nozzle has a good spray range and the product lasted a long time.
repellent is not sticky, so it doesn't leave a residue mark on the coat.
I like the fact it makes the coat shiny, too and that it's a natural
product, so i'm not worrying about what I'm putting on my horse.'
Awarded top 5 stars Best In Test.
BEST OF THE TEST WINNER – HORSE MAGAZINE (See it in the July
2013 Issue) Super Plus Fly Repellent: BEST OF THE TEST –
'On first inspection I thought it had fairly plain packaging, but a
lovely smell, and I liked that it wasn't sticky. The trigger is
excellent – I love that you can apply it as a mist or stream. This makes
it easier to spray sparingly over the body and then I use the stream
option on a sponge, to wipe the face. 'The first time I put it on my
horse was in the field and I literally saw the flies disappear! It would
be useful to have instructions on how long an application lasts, though
– I use it twice a day when my boy is living out. My horse hasn't shown
signs of any fly bites, so I would buy this spray again. It offers good
value for money and seems to be effective. I've tried expensive brands
in the past and they haven't been as good as this one. The bottle could
be a bit more interesting – it doesn't do the product inside justice.
This is an excellent fly repellent and good value.'
Your Horse Award Winner (See it in the July 2011 Issue) Super
Plus Fly Repellent: BIG TEST FLY REPELLENTS GEAR AWARD
WINNER – SUPER PLUS FLY REPELLENT Your Horse Magazine put 19 products to
the test so you don't have to waste your money trying them out! Your
Horse Magazine Gear Award, Winner Tags are only awarded to the very best
products in their comprehensive gear tests. The Your Horse team and
readers put 19 fly repellents to the test – including sprays, creams and
gels – so that they can recommend the best. Each fly repellent was
tested for Ease of Use, Effectiveness & Value for Money. Your Horse
Magazine quote – 'We take our testing very seriously – look out for the
Your Horse awards in the magazine, and as swing tags on products in the
shops. If it's good enough for an award, it's good enough for your
hard-earned cash.' Super Plus Fly Repellent scored 30/30. Ease of use:
10/10, Effectiveness: 10/10 & Value for Money: 10/10. Your Horse
magazine quote 'Our winner for this test goes to Barrier Animal
Healthcare for its Super Plus Fly Repellent – our tester couldn't fault
'An extremely rare maximum score for this product, which
is both economical and effective.'
Fully HSE Approved – Licence No. 8725 & 8726: Full
HSE Approval – Licence No 8725 & 8726. In accordance with the Biocidal
Products Directive, regulations require any product which holds itself
out as any form of repellent to secure an approval and licence number
from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). This approval requires the
active ingredient (Ai) to be listed on the label together with the
amount of Ai being used. In April, 2006 Barrier Animal Healthcare
secured the necessary approval and the licence numbers for this product.
Ai is Citriodiol 1.5% W/W.
Contents: A blend of concentrated herbal oils,
volatile essential oils and pure avocado oil. Fly repellents can have a
drying effect, which is why we include pure and concentrated Avocado
Oil, the very best quality skin and coat conditioner for equine use. In
the warmer weather the skin tends to become flaky and the hair dry and
coarse. High in Vitamins A, D and E it deep conditions hair and
nourishes the skin.
Horse Flies: Our formulation is powerful enough to
deter the largest of flying insects. Horse flies are hated by both
ourselves and horses, because they really hurt when they bite. They have
a knife-like mouthpiece that breaks through the skin by slashing it, in
order that they can then feed of the blood. The skin is left with
raised, sore and very irritating lumps. Our formulations will soothe and
help stop the need to rub.
Directions for use : Always shake well. Use as and
when required. Can be applied directly to raw and exposed areas and to
help stop the need to rub. Apply liberally avoiding eyes and nasal
Trigger Spray: Quiet, fine action spray ensures full
and even coverage.
Refill: Self explanatory and also very
useful if your horse dislikes sprays – apply using a cloth.
Very useful for those more awkward areas such as the head, belly, sheath
and udder. Please note that gels can attract the sunlight and cause
burning if not applied sparingly.
Broken Skin: When animals constantly rub and loose
their hair the skin can become very sore and eventually break open to
reveal sore areas where bacteria can thrive.
Super Plus Fly
Repellent is a powerful yet gentle formulation which can be applied
directly to broken and sore areas to stop the need to rub and so prevent
hair loss. Also refer to 'Anti-bacterial skin Spray' which can be used
in conjunction with 'Super Plus Fly Repellent' to help calm irritation,
give instant protection and aid natural healing.
Raw & Sore Areas : No need to worry about
application to exposed and sore areas, the formulation is kind and
gentle enough to apply directly to areas which have been rubbed raw. It
stops the urge to rub almost instantly and gets to work and soothing
Midge Bite (Sweet Itch): Sweet Itch is caused by
an allergic reaction to the saliva of the biting midge. This causes
intense irritation in the mane, neck area, top of the tail, chest and
belly. Usually more prevalent between April and October in moist, wooded
areas. Some animals are more prone to the effects of midge bites than
others and it normally stays with them for life, so it is very important
to use a good repellent that keeps the midge at bay and soothes and
calms the effects of midge bites, ensuring that your horse or pony is
kept a comfortable as possible.
Sensitivety: Barrier Animal Healthcare appreciates
that some horses and ponies have thin sensitive skins. Many such horses
suffer allergic reactions to natural or synthetic products and for this
reason, if you think that your horse or pony may react to products we
advise you to carry out a small patch test before use.
Safety Data: 100% Natural and No Nasty Chemicals.
We appreciate that horses and ponies may have sensitive skins and so
suffer severe allergic reactions to certain natural ingredients. For
this reason, Barrier Animal Healthcare DOES NOT include citronella or
vinegar in any of their formulations.
Which Fly Repellent to Choose?: Lindsay Opie,
Cornwall, emailed, I'm Confused! I've always used and like Super Plus
Fly Repellent with coat conditioner, but see that you also manufacture
Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent and I don't know which one to buy. Is the
latter exactly the same, but with extras?
Reply from Barrier – Super
Plus Fly Repellent is by far our strongest formulation, our Enhanced
Formula Fly Repellent is designed especially for midge and midge bite
and contains more natural ingredients known for their antiseptic
Lindsay – I'll stick with the Supr Plus Fly Repellent
then. It works, keeps his coat in great condition (not sticky like some)
and it smells gorgeous. I'm a big fan of your equine range, as are lots
of my horsey friends. 30.6.2015.
Tried & Tested & Endorsements: 2013 BEST
OF THE TEST – HORSE MAGAZINE. 'On first inspection I thought it had
fairly plain packaging, but a lovely smell, and I liked that it wasn't
sticky. The trigger is excellent – I love that you can apply it as a
mist or stream. This makes it easier to spray sparingly over the body
and then I use the stream option on a sponge, to wipe the face.
first time I put it on my horse was in the field and I literally saw the
flies disappear! It would be useful to have instructions on how long an
application lasts, though – I use it twice a day when my boy is living
out. My horse hasn't shown signs of any fly bites, so I would buy this
spray again. It offers good value for money and seems to be effective.
I've tried expensive brands in the past and they haven't been as good as
this one. The bottle could be a bit more interesting – it doesn't do the
product inside justice. This is an excellent fly repellent and good
value.' (Angie Webb for Horse Magazine).
'Not only have I
had great success with your Heel to Hoof Soothing Cream for my horse�s
mud fever but I use your Super Plus fly spray repellent as it�s the only
one that genuinely works! I can't get the smell off my hands for hours
even after washing them so I have confidence that it doesn't wear off
for ages! Thank you for another fantastic product, it's great to have
something that works, is easy to apply and is accepted by my horse!
(Jane Watson, Churwell, Leeds -January 2013)
next to a nature reserve means our horses are plagued with the dreaded
midges that cause the horrid bites and irritating itching. The Barrrier
Animal Healthcare range has proven to tick all the boxes for alleviating
the problems. We used the Anti-itch Soothing Shampoo, which left the
coats gleaming and cured the itch! The Pesky Pest Wash kept the horses
skins soothed and it did seem to stop the horrid scurf from building.
The Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent is a must for us, out of all the
various ones we have tried this is the most successful by far, and it
doesn't break the bank to use either! (Roz Bosworth for Showing Magazine
'I had a great testing place for this product as our
fields get full of midges in the warmer weather. It definately helped to
reduce them and made the horses a lot more comfortable. It was gentle on
their skin and you didn't have to use a large amount for it to work.'
(Sacha Pemble for Eventing Magazine – July 2008).
are lots of fly repellents on the market and the team at Scottish &
Northern Equestrian (SNE) has tried most of them. The real test came in
the guise of a very midge-populated field one early evening. The sight
was very amusing, horses' and ponies' tails were competing to see who
could do the best impersonation of helicopter rotors, and standing
amongst all this is a very non-swishy-tailed pony, who had been sprayed
with Super Plus Fly Repellent. Smells great.' (Scottish & Northern
'It was used on a warmblood and was
absolutely brilliant! It was very easy to use and the gel really made a
difference to his mane – it made it really soft and wasn't greqasy at
all. The spray was also brilliant, lovely smelling, really kept the
flies away and was really easy to use. I would definitely use it again
and give it a score of 9 out of 10.' (Jessica Pearce).
is a very effective fly repellent – one application lasts about 24 hours
and keeps away the monster midges we have in Scotland. The smell is
strong but not unpleasant. The trigger applicator covers a big area, so
it is easy to apply. It doesn't stain my horse's coat. I like the fact
that the product is 100% natural and contains no chemicals. Its good
value for money.' (Cecilia Emerson).
'My dark bay
thoroughbred Jet is another sensitive soul who attracks flies, so wears
a flysheet. I used the gel before hacking, schooling and dressage
competitions. It is very good value for money and brlliant, but I'd like
to see how effective it is against horse flies as Jet has a very bad
reaction to them. This gel is quite strong smelling, but was easy to
apply with a sponge and lasted several hours. I liked that you could
apply it exactly to vulnerable areas and rub it in and the horse took no
notice. It worked very well and score it 8 out of 10. (Debbie McNab).
Welsh x Arab, who suffers from sweet itch. His field has a pond in it so
there are always a lot of midges about. I applied the repellent in the
morning and early evening, and it worked really well. I found it easy to
apply and it wasn't sticky or slippery which is important for me as my
daughter uses him for the mounted games and voulting and so needs to be
able to grip onto his mane'. (Sue Horton-Barr for British Horse
'My horse has bad sweet itch and after using
your spray, I put him into the field at night and instead of rubbing
himelf on a tree, he started eating straight away, and was still not
rubbing in the morning. My horse and I would like to thank you for all
your help'. (Mrs E North, Cornwall).
Gel: Also available in gel form. Gels are ideal
for more awkward areas such as the sheath, head, under the belly and
backs of the heels. When applying gels, use more sparingly and take
extra care especially in hot conditions as ALL gels tend to attract
sunlight and there may be a risk of sunburn.
Refill: Also available in a 1L and a 500ml refill
which is suitable for those horses that are unsure about sprays.
FEI & HRA Rules: Barrier Animal Healthcare's
products are not tested on animals. No materials have knowingly been
included in this product that may contravene current FEI & HRA rules.
Organic Farming Systems: Barrier's products are
suitable for use in organic farming systems. Falls into the exempt
category of products which use only plant oils as active ingredients, as
listed in Annexe IIB (Pesticides) of Council Regulation (EEC) No.
2092/91 (as amended).